Environment

Blue Ridge Hardwoods has established an extensive irrigation and drainage infra-structure onsite in accordance with the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage, and the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s regulations. Blue Ridge Hardwoods maintains two water retention dams for the purpose of collecting, and storing for re-use, any water run-off created from the watering of logs, log washing or weather events. This water is also utilised in site dust suppression through both fixed and mobile sprinkling. There is no water discharge from site, except in some cases associated with an extraordinary rain event.

Blue Ridge Hardwoods Pty Ltd, Eden, holds Environment Protection Licence (EPL) no. 11124 for its sawmilling operation in Storey Avenue, Eden, NSW.

Part 5.7A of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Reg), and part 3A of POEO (General) Reg 2009, requires BRH, as a holder of an EPL to prepare, keep, test and implement a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP). A PIRMP has been prepared for the site and is available upon request to third parties.

Blue Ridge Hardwoods is required to publish its procedures for communicating with the community and for contacting the relevant authorities when an incident occurs.

View a copy of Blue Ridge Hardwoods’ Incident Notification Protocol here.

View Blue Ridge Hardwoods’ Pollution Incident Warnings and Updates here

 

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